There are 6 ways to get from Brisbane to Canberra by plane, bus, train or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Fly from Brisbane  •  4 h 23 min

  1. Fly from Brisbane (BNE) to Canberra (CBR) BNE - CBR

$140 - $345

Cheapest option

Train, bus  •  18 h 17 min

  1. Take the train from Brisbane to Central Station 32
  2. Take the bus from Sydney to Canberra Gx233 / ...

$114 - $178

4 alternative options

Bus to Gold Coast, fly  •  5 h 17 min

  1. Take the bus from Brisbane Roma St Bus Stop to Gold Coast Airport
  2. Fly from Gold Coast (OOL) to Canberra (CBR) OOL - CBR

$147 - $313

Train  •  19 h 22 min

  1. Take the train from Brisbane to Central Station 32
  2. Take the train from Central Station to Canberra Station 633 / ...

$122 - $178

Bus  •  21 h 57 min

  1. Take the bus from Brisbane to Sydney
  2. Take the bus from Sydney to Canberra

$125 - $180

Drive  •  13 h 5 min

  1. Drive from Brisbane to Canberra 739.9 miles

$100 - $160

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The cheapest way to get from Brisbane to Canberra is to drive which costs $140 - $210 and takes 13 h 5 min.

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The quickest way to get from Brisbane to Canberra is to fly which costs $190 - $480 and takes 4 h 23 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Brisbane to Canberra. However, there are services departing from Brisbane and arriving at Canberra via Sydney. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 21 h 57 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Brisbane to Canberra station. However, there are services departing from Brisbane and arriving at Canberra Station via Central Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 19 h 22 min.

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The distance between Brisbane and Canberra is 944 km. The road distance is 1183.9 km.

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The best way to get from Brisbane to Canberra without a car is to train and bus which takes 18 h 17 min and costs $150 - $250.

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It takes approximately 4 h 23 min to get from Brisbane to Canberra, including transfers.

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Brisbane to Canberra bus services, operated by Premier Motor Service, depart from Brisbane station.

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Map of how to get from Brisbane to Canberra.
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  • Distance: 590.2 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 23 min

What companies run services between Brisbane, QLD, Australia and Canberra, ACT, Australia?

Virgin Australia, Tigerair Australia and Qantas fly from Brisbane to Canberra hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Brisbane to Canberra via Central Station in around 19 h 22 min.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Brisbane to Canberra
Ave. Duration
1 h 54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Brisbane to Canberra via Sydney
Ave. Duration
3 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Gold Coast to Canberra via Sydney
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Brisbane to Canberra
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Brisbane to Canberra via Sydney
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Gold Coast to Canberra
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Gold Coast to Canberra via Sydney
Ave. Duration
3 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Tigerair Australia
Website
tigerair.com.au
Flights from Brisbane to Canberra
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $310
Train operators
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Train from Brisbane to Central Station
Ave. Duration
14 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$90 - $140
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$90 - $140
1st Class
$120 - $190
Train from Central Station to Canberra Station
Ave. Duration
4 h 7 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$29 - $45
1st Class
$40 - $60
Bus operators
Byron Easybus
Website
byronbayshuttle.com.au
Bus from Brisbane Roma St Bus Stop to Gold Coast Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $35
Schedules at
byronbayshuttle.com.au
Murrays Coaches
Website
murrays.com.au
Bus from Sydney to Canberra
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $45
Schedules at
murrays.com.au
Greyhound Australia

Greyhound Australia is the country’s only long distance bus operator running services in all states and territories. Greyhound Australia has been operating for 110 years and is the leading bus company in Australia. The extensive network now covers most of the Australian mainland and services more than 5 million passengers every year. Buses are equipped for the long journeys, with free WiFi, air-conditioning, full disability access, USB chargers in every seat and an on-board restroom.

Contact Details
Phone
1300 473946
Website
greyhound.com.au
Bus from Sydney Central Station to Canberra
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$23 - $45
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$23 - $35
Flexifare
$30 - $45
Premier Motor Service
Website
premierms.com.au
Bus from Brisbane to Sydney
Ave. Duration
17 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$100 - $140
Schedules at
premierms.com.au

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